Self-care and Parenting

Parents, this blog post is for you! And relates to self-care. Today is about self-care and filling up your cup so there is more to pour when caring for our little ones. Tomorrow is likely the first day of school for your little ones who are starting preschool or kindergarten! How are you doing? Excited,…

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Day 1 – Bedtime Tips and Tools

Bedtime struggles are a theme that I hear often in my Positive Discipline Parenting classes.  While there are no instant magic tools out there for parenting. Yet, we can work together to create a more peaceful and positive bedtime experience for the whole family! Here are 4 tips that I hope you find helpful in…

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8 Days of Tips to Transition into Fall

Next week will be one that is marked with transitions. I am sure that on Tuesday we will be seeing first day of school pictures, questions regarding last minute finds, and perhaps a bottle of wine being opened by parents in the evening. This time of year is filled with stressors for children of all…

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Positive Discipline Parenting Tool of the Week!

In Positive Discipline parenting we work with parents to create an environment of belonging and significance. Parents learning tools which assist in their daily parenting. One frustration I hear often is that parents lose their temper and yell. The tools of acknowledging and validating feelings work with brain science so we are able to regain…

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Sensory Play the BIG Words in Child Development!

Sensory Play the BIG Words in Child Development! Families who have taken a Little Hands & Me Parenting Network’s class or a family who has been following us on social media for any length of time know that one topic that is huge for me is sensory based learning, or sensory play. Sensory based learning…

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Rainy Day Play & Sign in the First Year!

Today, we are having a rainy morning. And I am not complaining. We have had a heat wave that has lasted the better part of July! I know that the farmers, gardeners need the rain. Plus, this pregnant lady could use a break from the house being around +28 degrees all. day. long. I am…

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Baby Sign Language and Meal Time

In this video, I am showing how a family can start to incorporate baby sign language as they feed their little. Kaila and I are practicing ASL signs for: “more”, “avocado”, and “all-done”.   Parents, often, find that using signs during meal time to be very motivational for their little. This is because soon their…

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Baby Sign Language uses American Sign Language signs!

Baby sign language is a tool of communication that you can give to your pre-verbal baby. Babies begin to gesture at a fairly early age; putting their hands in the air to be picked up, pointing at things they want etc. They quickly learn that these movements will elicit a reaction from his/her parents. Taking…

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